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Bryan de Grineau (1883–1957)

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Reference: 6368

‘Regent Street, London’.

A pen and ink drawing of a futuristic design for off-road parking and pedestrian footbridge across Regent Street, featured in The Illustrated London News in 1926. Framed with a conservation grade mount and a plain, black oak section frame.

Size: 27 x 22 inches (69 x 56 cm).

Bryan de Grineau was an exceptionally talented draughtsman, but as an artist was better known for his paintings of automobiles and steam locomotives. In an age before press photography, artists like de Grineau and his contemporary Terence Cuneo, lent their skills to show the reading public what was happening in the world in pictorial form.

This drawing was commissioned by The Illustrated London News in 1926 to illustrate a proposal to make Regent Street an environment where cars and pedestrians could happily co-exist, but clearly never came to fruition.







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